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The Resource Born on the bayou : a memoir, Blaine Lourd

Born on the bayou : a memoir, Blaine Lourd

Label
Born on the bayou : a memoir
Title
Born on the bayou
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Blaine Lourd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of the modern classics The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer and The Liars' Club by Mary Karr, Blaine Lourd's Born on the Bayou is a powerful gothic memoir set in the bayous and oil towns of 1970s Louisiana. Coonass: [koon-as] (noun, slang, from the French conasse), a term of endearment and an expression of cultural and ethnic pride. So echoes this all-important definition throughout this good-humored memoir of growing up in the South. A rollercoaster rags-to-riches story, Blaine Lourd's meaningful debut is both a nostalgic send-up of '60s and '70s Louisiana, and a heartfelt portrait of one family's coming of age. In honest, confessional prose, Born on the Bayou transports us to a pocket of the South where Lourd learns how to be a man from the two people he looks up to the most: his larger-than-life father, 'Puffer, ' a prominent figure in the oil business (coonass translation: awl bidness), and his successful older brother, Bryan. With an eye turned perpetually toward the gruff and distant Puffer, Lourd illustrates how those closest to us can cause the most hurt, even as we seek their approval. Whether he's learning how to skin a duck at age ten, enjoying his first beer at thirteen, or detailing the finer points of ride-on lawn mowing, Lourd gets to the heart of being a Southerner with rawness and grace. From his early childhood through his eventual pilgrimage to the West Coast, he beautifully details what it means to have tangible roots to a place so ingrained it is a part of your own being. From barreling down the low country roads in a shiny Thunderbird to chasing women and learning to be a gentleman, Born on the Bayou is one man's struggle against the forces of family love, loyalty and obligation, and the ties that keep us tethered to our roots no matter how far we run. As the saying goes, 'a coonass always goes his own way'"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lourd, Blaine
Dewey number
976.3/49063
Index
no index present
LC call number
F379.N4
LC item number
L68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lourd, Blaine
  • Lourd, Blaine
  • New Iberia (La.)
  • Coming of age
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Place attachment
  • Country life
  • New Iberia (La.)
  • Louisiana
Label
Born on the bayou : a memoir, Blaine Lourd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911199958
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781476773865
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015004983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476773858
  • (OCoLC)911199958
Label
Born on the bayou : a memoir, Blaine Lourd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911199958
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781476773865
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015004983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476773858
  • (OCoLC)911199958

Library Locations

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      901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX, 76053, US
      32.826276 -97.18712459999999
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